The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is proud to recognize the industry’s leading pioneer and journalist of the year at the 2017 HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Awards dinner at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel in NYC on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Honorees/Masters of Ceremonies include:
· Pioneer of the Year: ROSEMARY MERCEDES, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI)
· Journalist of the Year: ARMANDO CORREA, Editor in Chief of People en Español
· 2017 Bravo! Awards Co-hosts: Fox News’ National Correspondent BRYAN LLENAS and Vme’s ‘SuperLatina’ host, GABY NATALE

“It is on us to tell our stories,” asserted Andy Checo, co-chairman of the HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Awards and senior director at Havas FORMULATIN. “The HPRA’s ¡BRAVO! Awards are a celebration of individuals who are shaping our future and impacting our community. We are honored to be recognizing Rosemary and Armando during this year’s event and to have Bryan and Gaby as the storytellers who will narrate the industry’s most prestigious awards program.”

Mercedes, evp & CCO for UCI, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, is an accomplished communications leader with nearly 20 years of public relations experience, who engages media and influencers through a lens that represents the increasingly diverse new American mainstream, while strategically positioning Univision as the innovative and influential company it is today.

Correa, EIC of People en Español, has more than 20 years of experience in Hispanic media, currently overseeing the editorial content of the magazine, social media strategy and events like 50 Most Beautiful (New York), the 25 Most Powerful Women (Miami), as well as Festival People en Español (New York). Correa is also the author of the internationally acclaimed novel, The German Girl.

Returning for a second year, FOX News’ Llenas will serve as co-host of the event along with three-time EMMY award winner, TV host and HarperCollins author of the recently released book El Circulo Virtuoso, Natale.

Partners of the 2017 HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Awards include Coca-Cola, Univision Communications Inc, Wells Fargo, Moët Hennessy, Havas FORMULATIN, Ford Motor Company and Cision PR Newswire. Media partners include and

For more information about the awards program and to purchase tickets/sponsorships, visit 2017 Bravo Awards.

For information about HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact the HPRA National Office at

About the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)
Founded in 1984, the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) is the foremost organization of Hispanic public relations practitioners in the U.S. HPRA is a resource for communications professionals and for individuals seeking Hispanic market expertise. It is dedicated to the recognition and advancement of Hispanics in public relations through year-round programs, professional development seminars and networking. HPRA hosts one of the most anticipated annual events and industry awards: the HPRA Bravo Awards, recognizing the most outstanding campaigns in the marketplace. The national organization aims to meet the professional needs of the growing number of Hispanic PR practitioners, independents and agencies throughout the U.S. HPRA National, its Chapters and those Chapters in formation are paving the way for the next phase of growth and evolution in the PR industry, especially in the Hispanic market space.


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